• The French occupy Niger.
  • Niger becomes an autonomous republic of the French Community.
  • Niger gains independence from France.

  • Severe droughts devastate the country's livestock and crop production.

  • The country experiences food shortages, affecting millions of people.

  • Civilian rule restored, and Mahamadou Issoufou becomes president.

  • Military coup overthrows civilian government and deposes President Bazoum.


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